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        12-10-2011, 08:19 PM
    Green Broke
    He's looking good! Congrats on his amazing recovery - what a heart touching story.
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        12-15-2011, 10:59 PM
    Amazing story. I am so amazing at his progress. He is a handsome boy. Is he a quarter horse?
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        12-16-2011, 08:35 AM
    Thank you all! Yes Horser he is foundation QH. Too muddy to do anything with him lately....
        02-04-2012, 10:27 PM
    The latest update on Dillon:

    Vet was out not quite 2 weeks ago. He has moved from chronic to acute. The only adjustments needed were both knees and accupunture also.Because of the warmer winter I have been able to take him out as long as it is not too muddy. I rode 11 times for a total of 17.68 miles in January. We have another appt with both horses in March and I think after that he will only need a couple times a year..after that

    He has been doing very well, always has more spunk and go when we go out with the mare, he still will stop and rest for a few seconds now and then and then continues on. I have pretty much limited his trotting, if he wants to I let him trot up hills, if not we walk. A couple times including once this week, he broke into a wonderful smooth lope up hill and I have to say it felt invigorating, nothing seemed to be off in his gait so happy I was!

    Friday I took him out with another horse from our barn whom he has access to across fences but not pastured with. Since the other horse is gaited we were behind. I wanted to see how he would act with another horse since it has been a year and a half (remembered he bowed his tendon September of 2010) since we had gone with another horse besides our new mare. He was full of it and wanted to go go. He threw his head early in the ride and did what I call a teenie tiny buck, and of course I got verbably stern with him and he settled down. I told my friend not to wait as I did not want to try to keep up with her so he really wanted to be with him and kept looking but went along and of course it had to be on a hill going down he did another buck..still tiny but tad higher and I swear I felt all four legs off the ground. At this point I thought if he kept it up I would come off but I got after him with my voice and loosened the reins and he settled right away and did not anymore of this behaviour the rest of the ride. I was so pleased I cannot even express. BTW I was using my bareback pad. I really like not using a saddle and feel more comfortable using that than the saddle.
    Boy though today my legs were sure feeling it! Haven't used those muscles like that in a while.
    Anyways I know he is not 100% but I think he's going to come out of this just fine!!
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        02-04-2012, 11:45 PM
    So glad to hear he's doing well! I love hearing stories like this. Do you have any pictures from your recent rides?
        02-05-2012, 01:09 AM
    Green Broke
    So happy things turned out well for your boy :) and boy you aren't kidding about the mild winter we have been having...I have lived in Ohio my entire life and never remember it being this warm!!
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        02-05-2012, 01:57 AM
    Green Broke
    Garlicbunny, it is great to hear how far Dillon has now progressed.
        02-05-2012, 06:19 PM
    Green Broke
    I just came across this thread and I am amazed by what happened and how well he is recovering. It is an amazing story that not many could tell.

    It also brings back many sad memories of an experience I had years ago that didn't have a happy ending. My best friend was struck by lightning the day after we got home from a long trip of camping/riding in the Rocky Mountains. I hadn't even unpacked my bags when we found her laying in the pasture with her head downhill, the lightning had also caused a power outage in the house. It took me two years to finally wash the pair of jeans that were covered in dirt and hair from our last bareback ride, racing back and forth in a meadow near the campsite. She was only ten years old and I was thirteen, and she still holds a very special place in my heart.

    I am so glad that you have a second chance to continue to learn from each other. Hope he continues to make more and more improvement. He probably loves every second of your time together.
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        02-06-2012, 08:48 AM
    Green Broke
    So sorry Sunny, what a sad story
        02-06-2012, 12:41 PM
    Green Broke
    So glad to hear the recovery continues. I think you've done a great job w/him. Hope you have many more happy miles together.

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